My name is Johnathan Laird, MPharmS, and I am a community pharmacist working in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I have just completed my independent prescribing qualification. I have an interest in respiratory medicine and managing patients in the community pharmacy setting using brief interventions as well as independent prescribing clinics. I am piloting the use of remote access to patient records in the pharmacy for use in prescribing. My blog address is johnathanlaird.wordpress.com
Autonomous working underpinned by excellenceSubscription
Prescription for Excellence built on the careful work of previous generations of pharmacists and will serve to support pharmacy in Scotland, which has a world leading pharmacy service and infrastructure. This will happen if we take the chance to deliver pharmaceutical care in new and innovative ways. There will be no ‘red carpet’ and we cannot do this alone. We must accelerate our ambitions through our professional body to empower pharmacists to work in an autonomous way rather than wi
When dispensing prescriptions for asthma inhalers, community pharmacists could add a small task to their routine to improve management of asthma patients.
Identifying those with poor asthma controlSubscription
People with poor asthma control may not always attend asthma review appointments and community pharmacists could help find them.
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A patient with asthma comes into your community pharmacy to collect his regular inhalers. Johnathan Laird describes an intervention you could make.